Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a few thoughts for today





I have been busy around the house doing some projects that I have wanted to work on since we moved in. I am going to have a houseful come this Saturday and why I decide to do these kinds of projects is beyond me. I guess kind of like a baby is coming. And then I think that truly a baby is coming.

I start talking with the boys about a baby being born this Christmas and it's going to be Jesus. We talk about the celebration that reminds us of Jesus being born. What can we do to prepare for this celebration. Ethan wanted to set up the broken nativity. Baby Jesus had his hand broke off, one foot and each shepherd, king, and animal is missing at least part of them. Most parents would put such a treasure up high away from little hands. This nativity has been around for many years. Each child pausing to play, for only a moment, to talk quietly about the story of Jesus birth. They each have reenacted the story over and over. Every once in a while I will hear an oops and then little broken pieces are mended as best as possible. It's baby Jesus time.

I have a dear friend who is not a Christian. She shared with me this week that she wants her boys to know God, she wants to come to church with me, and she is trying to understand the real story of the nativity so she can share with her boys. She said they are going to have a Birthday cake for Jesus. My heart was so touched and blessed by her because in a world that offers little hope, I have a dear friend finding new hope this Christmas season new hope in the baby Jesus. She asked if she needed to call the church to make a reservation, or call to let them know she is coming. This Christmas season there will be lots to do, people to see, cookies to bake and eat and parties to attend. There will be houses decorated and projects rolled out. Look beyond all stores, the marketing, the weirdness of family and friends and remember this....

Luke 2:11
"...for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior who is Christ the Lord"

So as I continue to work through the projects around the house I am embracing the celebration of remembrance. A celebration of the birth of Christ the Lord. Be blessed in this Hope we have. This "good news" of "great joy" which will be for "all the people" (vs. 10)

6 comments:

  1. That is so precious about your nativity set. And even more about your friend.

    BTW, I gave you an award on my blog today:)

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  2. This is what it is all about. Sharing the light and hope of our Jesus.

    You go, girl!

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  3. Wow! Thanks for sharing about the joy and hope of your friend... Praise God!

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  4. That is so awesome that your friend has asked to go to church and have her boys learn about God. You must be a good influence.

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